Oglala Lakota College

Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


Weekly Bulletin                            October 16 – 20,2017


President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull) ___ October BOT Meetings:  Program Policy—Tuesday, October 24 @ Noon at PRCC and Finance @ 5:00 at Piya Wiconi.  Personnel, October 25 @ 5:00 at Piya Wiconi.  BOT, October 26 @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.


Student News:  Vaughn Vargas (former HSCC/OLC student) was named this year’s Crazy Horse Educator of the Year at an event at the Crazy Horse Memorial on Native American Day.  Vaugn is the Coordinator of the first-ever Cultural Advisory Committee with the Rapid City Police Department.  Gabrielle Pederson (HSCC/OLC student) sang the national anthem in Lakota at the Crazy Horse Memorial honoring. Gabrielle has a CD out titled Songs by Gabrielle Knife, “Ohiya Ku Winyan.”  Thank you Judith Graham for the info.  <><>  Facebook announcement from Misty Brave yesterday – One of our stem students Tada Vargas is on her way to England to present her research – putting OLC on the map internationally!!!  FAR OUT girl . . . so excited to hear your journey . . . you’ve come a long way since I met you.  Thank you Misty.  <><>  Congratulations to all!! <><>  Please – share with the rest of us if you have info on any of the students.  Could include a new baby and still taking a full load, powwow princess (must have the qualifications and presentation skills), community involvement, exciting accomplishments in the classroom – just to name a few. 


Assessment (Ted Hamilton)___Greetings!  Way to Go on a strong showing with the HLC review team.  We are waiting to hear back from them, but the team expressed how dedicated our faculty and staff are to the students and mission of OLC.  As you are aware, we are embarking on a new Strategic Planning Process. As part of this process we will be working with the Achieving the Dream program to gather and analyze data about the College.  The first step of this process is the completion of the Institutional Capacity Assessment Tool (ICAT).  We need everyone who works at OLC to complete this on-line survey.  It will take you a few minutes and will allow us to build a profile of the college that will add to our dialogue about planning for the future.  The survey is anonymous and data will be aggregated by Armando and Leonor, our ATD Coaches.  We need everyone to complete the survey by October 27th.  If you have questions about how to access the survey let me know.  You will need to copy in the Authentication Code.  Once again, we need everyone to complete the survey by October 27th.  Thanks for participating in this first stepping stone toward our new strategic plan.

Woksape Tipi (Michelle May) ___Tanyan Waecanun Agnes Gay!   Don Montileaux’s newest bilingual book is out this month!  Muskrat and Skunk Sinkpe na Maka is a story told to Don by Alex White Plume with translations by Woksape Tipi Archives member, Agnes Gay.  We don’t have it here in the library just yet.   <><><>  What:   The truth about the safety of pipelines in the US, below standard is NO standard: Sustainable  systems for a sustainable world, creating a renewable world, one small step at a time.  Who:  Lynnae and Patrick Luebben.  When: Friday, October 20th, 1 pm.  Where:  Woksape Tipi Library & Archives, Piya Wiconi Campus.  For more information, check out The Ina Maka Project.  <><><>   Native America Calling is a national call-in program that invites guests and listeners to join a dialogue about current events, music, arts, entertainment and culture. The program is hosted by Tara Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo) and airs live each weekday from 1-2 pm Eastern. Join the conversation by calling 1-800-996-2848. email us (comments@nativeamericacalling.com).

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Reflecting on Standing Rock

This time last year, tensions were at an all-time high at the anti-Dakota Access Pipeline camps near the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota. Private security officials had turned guard dogs on protesters, police used water hoses on crowds as temperatures dropped, and protesters and police clashed almost daily. The effort to stop the pipeline construction ultimately failed. But many activists say the movement galvanized a new generation of organizers for environmental justice. A year after a crucial time at Standing Rock, we'll talk with people about their experiences and the lessons they learned in retrospect. What messages from Standing Rock stay with you?

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - The champions of domestic violence prevention

The late Tillie Black Bear (Lakota) is known as the Grandmother of the Battered Women’s Movement. She was a founder with the White Buffalo Calf Women’s society and the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center among other things. She is among the people and efforts we will reflect on as we acknowledge Domestic Violence Awareness month. We’ll remember some of the pioneers of the movement and talk with experts about how the approaches to addressing domestic violence in our Native communities have changed through the years.

Friday, October 20, 2017 - Book of the Month: The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen

Sean Sherman (Oglala Lakota) is among the leading chefs breathing new life into Indigenous cuisine. Now he's celebrating the launch of his new cookbook, "The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen," filled with creative recipes using traditional ingredients and methods.  He's known for dishes like bison wild rice bowls and roasted duck with sage. He shows how cooking can be an act of reclaiming history and culture. We'll talk to him about his mission to educate people as well as feed them.


KOLC TV (Tony Brave) ___ Here is the schedule for the week – Michael Lays Bad

7:01 AM - OST Tribal Council Regular Session 9/26 Part 1

9:12 AM - 2017 Black Hills Powwow Youth Day Symposium

10:26 AM - HS Football Game: Little Wound Mustangs vs. Belle Fourche Broncs

12:42 PM - Lakota Culture Class - Warren Gus Yellow Hair - 9/20

1:44 PM - Wendell Grangaard Presentation - "The history of the weapons used at the Battle of Little Big Horn"

3:10 PM - OST Tribal Council Regular Session 9/26 Part 2

4:29 PM - 2017 Black Hills Powwow Youth Day Symposium

5:43 PM - HS Football Game: Little Wound Mustangs vs. Belle Fourche Broncs

7:59 PM - Lakota Culture Class - Warren Gus Yellow Hair - 9/20

9:01 PM - Wendell Grangaard Presentation - "The history of the weapons used at the Battle of Little Big Horn"


2017 Calendar November: 

Veteran’s Day Holiday (Offc closed)                                                November 10

Registration begins for Spring Semester                                 November 13

Thanksgiving Day Holiday (Offc closed)                              November 23 & 24





little wound school 21ST aNNUAL bUFFALO kILL & lAKOTA cULTURE WEEK IN conjunction with OLC:  October 17-20, 2017. Camp Set up Day October 17th: Tipi village—set up tipis—prepare Inipi—dig buffalo pit—wood cutting trip.  Buffalo Hunt Ceremony at 7pm. Buffalo Kill Day October 18th: Leave School @ 8:30-Location: 6 miles north of Allen (North Allen Corrals), Prayer Circle—Hunt-Skinning & Gutting on site, return to tipi village—clean buffalo skull—butchering-clean & flesh hide, Cleaning meat and tanega—package meat. October 19th Prepare pit to cook—gather ash wood trip, burn wood in pit—cover & cook meat.  October 20th Cook tanega 8:30am, Community feed 5pm, Wacipi 7pam. 


First People’s Fund.  Native Artist Fellowships for Arts Business Initiatives.  First Peoples Fund partners with native artists who want to strengthen their business skills through our Artist in Business Leadership Fellowship Program.  In this one-year, self-directed program, artists get the technical support, professional training, and working capital they seek to start or grow a thriving arts business.  Grant Amount: $5,000.  Application Deadline: October 31, 2017.  Selection Announcement:  November 2017.  Eligible artists receive individualized technical assistance and professional development guidance, as well as $5,000 in working capital funds to support specific entrepreneurial initiatives that will enhance their business and contribute to a consistent and reliable income for themselves and their families.  Applicants must be an enrolled member or provide proof of lineal descendancy of a U.S. federally recognized tribe, a state recognized tribe, or be an Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian.  Contact:  Denise Miller 605-348-0324, or email at denise@firstpeoplesfund.org.  First People’s Fund, 706 W. Blvd, Rapid City, SD 57701. 


American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2017,  PROFILE AMERICA FACTS FOR FEATURES: CB17-FF.20.  The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York. Red Fox James, a member of the Blackfeet Nation, rode horseback from state to state to get endorsements from 24 state governments to have a day to honor American Indians. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating November 1990 as “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations have been issued every year since 1994, and we now refer to this celebration as “American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.” This Facts for Features presents statistics for American Indians and Alaska Natives, as this is one of the six major race categories defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.  <><><>   Related Products NEW! “My Tribal Area” App: My Tribal Area gives you quick and easy access to selected statistics from the American Community Survey. The American Community Survey provides detailed demographic, social, economic and housing statistics every year for the nation's communities. 2011-2015 American Community Survey American Indian and Alaska Native tables: The U.S. Census Bureau released detailed estimates of social, economic, housing and demographic characteristics for over 1,000 tribal groups. These tables from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey contain the most detail for these populations and are available at numerous geographic levels including Alaska Native Regional Corporations, American Indian and Alaska Native Areas. The following facts are made possible by the invaluable responses to the U.S. Census Bureau’s surveys. We appreciate the public’s cooperation as we continuously measure America’s people, places and economyWicah’pi Editor:  I have included only a few facts that are in the US Census Bureau’s survey.  The survey also includes information on families, housing, languages, education, jobs, veterans & health insurance if you’re interested:  Population 6.7 million: The nation’s American Indian and Alaska Native population, including those of more than one race. They made up about 2.0 percent of the total population in 2016. Source: Vintage 2016 Population Estimates.  <><>  10.2 million: The projected American Indian and Alaska Native population, alone or in combination, on July 1, 2060. They would constitute 2.4 percent of the total population. Source: 2014 National Population Projections, Tables 10 and 11.  <><>  592,753  The American Indian and Alaska Native population, alone or in combination, age 65 and over, on July 1, 2016. Source: Vintage 2016 Population Estimates <><>  21 : The number of states with 100,000 or more American Indian and Alaska Native residents, alone or in combination, in 2016. These states were Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. Source: Vintage 2016 Population Estimates  <><>  19.9% : The percentage of Alaska’s population identified as American Indian and Alaska Native, alone or in combination, in 2016, the highest share for this race group of any state. Alaska was followed by Oklahoma (13.7 percent), New Mexico (11.9 percent), South Dakota (10.4 percent) and Montana (8.4 percent). Source: Vintage 2016 Population Estimates  <><>  Reservations 326:  The number of distinct federally recognized American Indian reservations in 2016, including federal reservations and off-reservation trust land. Excluding Hawaiian Home Lands, the Census Bureau provides statistics for 546 American Indian and Alaska Native legal and statistical areas. Source: U.S. Gazetteer Files  <><>  Tribes 567: The number of federally recognized Indian tribes in 2016. Source: Bureau of Indian Affairs, 2016 <><>  US Census Bureau Editor’s note: The preceding data were collected from a variety of sources and may be subject to sampling variability and other sources of error. Facts for Features are customarily released about two months before an observance in order to accommodate magazine production timelines. ## Jewel Jordan Public Information Office  census.gov  301-763-3030 / pio@census.gov  Connect with us on Social media


Brookings Art Council.  2019 Call for Entries.  We are now accepting entries for the Brookings Art Council Call for 2019 Exhibits.  The application deadline is December 8, 2017with artists notification by February 16, 2018.  The BAC Exhibition and Programs Committee will review the submissions and will judge each on resume, artist’s statement, artistic vision, creativity, technical mastery, and if the work is coherent to the artist’s statement.  Please refer to the application guidelines before entering.  For a hard copy application form go to our website: http://image5.photobiz.com/1220/20170710140759_236209.jpg or for any inquiries, please contact directorbac@swiftel.net.